Legal

12 Jun 18
The hospitality company originally planned to spin-off the coffee business.
11 Jun 18
The restaurant group currently has 13 sites with three new openings scheduled this year.
5 Jun 18
The Italian brand is now set to close ‘lossmaking’ sites in a effort to restructure the group.
29 May 18
The purchased sandwich and coffee brand currently operates 530 stores worldwide.
29 May 18
This is in response to a growing list of such proposals by companies.
22 May 18
The brand intends to restructure by facilitating the exit of lossmaking sites.
24 Apr 18
Pret said it has taken the views of the ASA and has made the requested changes.
17 Apr 18
Elliott Advisors is likely to push for the spin-off of Costa as it now holds the largest share in Whitbread.
17 Apr 18
Trade union Unite announced that it will be balloting workers in two branches.
16 Apr 18
It aims to help catering businesses identify and implement measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food.
27 Mar 18
It has also been ordered to remove the “external extraction, ventilation and refrigeration plant, machinery and ductwork”.
27 Mar 18
Prezzo has announced its creditors have overwhelmingly supported the Company Voluntary Arrangement.
20 Mar 18
The Group revenue surged 40.3% driven by both like‐for‐like growth and store openings.
20 Mar 18
It reported a 9.6% increase on the Group turnover and a 2.4% rise in revenue on a like-for-like basis.
20 Mar 18
The buyback is part of a £50 million programme announced earlier, £18 million of which already has been completed.
13 Mar 18
Its like-for-like sales are down 3% for the 52 weeks ended 31 December 2017.
13 Mar 18
The owner of Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia has posted a sharp increase in losses, as the sector comes under pressure.
13 Mar 18
Shares fell after Famous Brands warned it would make impairments of between R241m and R322m in its financial results for the year.
13 Mar 18
It cited trade in suburban London restaurants which are serving fewer customers than last year with higher operating costs.
13 Mar 18
The chain is concerned an eatery called Fernando’s, in Reading, may be trying to mimic it by using similar cockerel and chilli images.
6 Mar 18
The restructuring plan will allow Prezzo to rationalise its estate and to reduce the cost of its leased restaurants.
6 Mar 18
Apache Pizza has sold a controlling stake in the company for £9.5m.
5 Feb 18
As a result of the restructuring process, a number of Byron restaurants will close.
23 Jan 18
Judges ruled the labels were too similar.
12 Dec 17
Eateries using delivery services will be forced to apply for planning permission under the rules.
17 Oct 17
CMA has provisionally cleared Just Eat’s acquisition of Hungryhouse.
30 May 17
The ALMR and HOTREC have together released a report that highlights the benefits of low VAT on job creation and competitiveness in the EU.
23 May 17
The ALMR has welcomed pledges to reform business rates, but warned about increasing wage costs for employers.
16 May 17
The online takeaway company could be investigated by the UK competition watchdog.
3 May 17
Employees now can choose between flexible or fixed contracts with minimum guaranteed hours.
2 May 17
A fund has been set up to aid companies hit with rising business costs.
14 Mar 17
The UK Competition & Markets Authority is inviting comments from any interested party.
28 Feb 17
The Brexit secretary declared that the UK is still open for EU workers.
28 Feb 17
The government made a promise to help restaurants, pubs, and hotels facing climbing business rates.
14 Feb 17
Brands such as Pizza Express, and Greene King asked Chancellor Philip Hammond to curb the rising business rates.
20 Dec 16
Chains are demanding ease from soaring business rates, taxes and the weak pound.
14 Dec 16
According to an article by WIPR, the chain succeeded in a trademark claim at Europe’s highest court.
8 Nov 16
Coffee chains are trusted to cut waste themselves, he said.
11 Oct 16
The government is shaming restaurants for contributing to obesity.